Mexican authorities provided Soto with additional security, including a federal police detail, after he made a request over a year ago, Barbosa said.
He was freed by a judge on a legal technicality after serving 28 years of a 40-year sentence for the torture and murder of the US Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, whose Mexican pilot, Alfredo Zavala, was also killed.
He was once the most feared drug lord in Mexico, the kingpin of a multi-billion empire pedaling death and drugs on an international scale.
The first sign of trouble came in May, after Netflix and Univision released a trailer for their series “El Chapo,” based on the imprisoned Mexican kingpin Joaquín Guzmán. The trafficker's lawyer ... Last year, the drug war made its big break into the ...
Authorities carried out the raid at a home in an Acapulco subdivision, arresting four men and two women without a single shot fired and seizing weapons, drugs and communications gear, the Federal Police added. The statement said Carlos ... Alfredo's ...
MEXICO CITY, July 12 (UPI) -- An attorney for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has criticized Mexican Secretary of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio for posting a picture of his client on social media as to dispel rumors of an escape. Osorio on Friday ...
Since billionaire drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was captured a third time in January of this year, the United States has been adamant about having Mexico extradite him to the States, in order to prevent him from escaping again.
But the most famous jailbreak was perpetrated by one man, Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from the country's top security prison near Mexico City in July 2015 through a 1.5-kilometre tunnel built by his henchmen.